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New Zealand's Premier Vacation Rental - Poets Corner Lodge

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Last updated: 01/09/2017
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  • Minimum stay:4 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:4
  • Property type:Villa
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

About the Property

Sleeps 8 in divine luxury- 4 private bedrooms, each with its own full bath

Poets Corner Lodge is located on the Southern Coromandel Peninsula of New Zealand's North Island. National Geographic Magazine has named the North Island - especially the Coromandel Peninsula area - one of the Worlds 50 Greatest Destinations; in their Places of a Lifetime publication. If you are coming to enjoy the marvels of the North Island, this is the way to do it! Poets Corner Lodge is within a 1.5 hour drive (or less) of five of the North Islands most amazing places to experience, so you'll only have to unpack once! If you send us an Inquiry by clicking on "Send e-mail" (over to the right side of the website - under the "Instant Book" button) we would be happy to send you free the latest edition of "Five Perfect Days in the North Island, Starting Each Day from Poets Corner Lodge" that will show you a bit of what's in store for you and your family.

New Zealand's capital city, Auckland, is just one direct flight from either Houston, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Vancouver, BC, or- in case you're spending some time in Hawaii - Honolulu! From the US mainland, just board your flight in the evening, be served a nice dinner and wine, watch a movie or two and then take a good'll be woken for breakfast and arrive in Auckland in the early morning, able to start your discovery of all this magnificent place has to offer. Poets Corner Lodge is a 1hour, 42 Minute drive on good highway from Auckland airport.

The Lodge is all about one thing: making it perfect for our guests to spend real quality time with their friends and family in unparalleled comfort and beauty while in the paradise that is New Zealand.

The Lodge sits high on a verdant hill overlooking the South Pacific with a stunning 180 degree green and blue view. What a panorama while you relax in your private spa or look out from the big cushy wicker lounge chairs! The Lodge sleeps up to 8 in luxurious comfort, from fine cotton bed linens to a welcoming bottle of vintage wine upon your arrival.

The nearby bush and coastal walkways where you can discover pristine rivers, waterfalls, native birds or the famous Karangahake Gorge are the perfect way to see the many of the true treasures of the Coromandel. And then there is the 9 km. stretch of fine white sand that is Waihi Beach a short drive away!

There are four bedrooms in the lodge; Each room features:

Comfortable beds with pillow-tops and fine cotton sheets ( 3 with King beds and one with two Twin beds)
Free High-Speed Internet Wi-Fi
Ensuite with shower for each room
Hairdryer, slippers, robes and toiletries are provided.

The large, fully equipped kitchen is perfect for entertaining, with microwave, gas stove, electric oven, large fridge, toaster, and all the necessities.

The Lodge Features

A Private Spa pool exclusively for your use
High-speed WiFi Internet access,
Beautiful outdoor furniture
Laundry w drying cupboard
Good Off-street parking
DVD player and DVD library
Premium Gas BBQ Grill
Books & Magazines

If you have questions or would like to reserve the property, PLEASE SEND US AN E-MAIL or call directly at 1(US)-719-661-9696.

Here is what some guests who have stayed at Poets Corner Lodge have said about their experience:

"Poets Corner Lodge is a stunning contemporary styled lodge situated high above Waihi Beach in a beautiful hill top setting. The Lodge is entered through lovely wooden doors into an internal courtyard – with two luxury bedrooms on each side - leading to a impressive open plan living room and kitchen area. The huge living room with its vast sliding glass doors looks out over the well tended gardens to the most stunning sea views and the coast beyond. The bedrooms are spacious, comfortable and decorated to a very high standard. Each bedroom has its own ensuite bathroom, with towels, bathrobes and slippers. The whole lodge exudes an atmosphere of calm and tranquillity; offers guests such a magical place to stay."

'My husband and I stayed here at the beginning of a month long trip round New Zealand and Poets Corner set a standard here that was not bettered elsewhere - excellent though the other lodges were. Comfortable and luxurious accommodation. Definitely our favourite place to stay."

"Poets Corner is a modern, private, comfortable, beautiful property. You enter into a quaint, well manicured courtyard with 4 doors entering the guest bedrooms on either side. Through the courtyard you enter wall to wall, ceiling to floor sliding glass doors. The living area is large, modern, comfortable and extends through the dining and kitchen area. This results in 1 single huge open area giving a wonderful feeling of openness. The back wall (across from the courtyard entrance wall) is also wall to wall and ceiling to floor glass doors. The view is spectacular. Since the property is set on top of a hill, there are no obstructions and you can see beautiful ocean, hills and off to the right, waves crashing onto the beach. Truly spectacular! We would LOVE to visit Poets Corner again SOON!!!"
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Member since: 2010

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 01/09/2017

Property Type

  • Villa

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:


  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Cinemas
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    You can see for many miles from the property- Waihi and other beaches look beautiful...moreless

  • Mountain View:

    The green hills of coastal North Island New Zealand (to the West of the property) look like the hills of Tuscany or Ireland....moreless

  • Ocean View:

    One of the most awesome views of the South Pacific you will ever you just arrived in heaven when on a sunny day!...moreless

  • Water View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming


  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    Free WiFi internet...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Hand pressed beautiful linens...moreless

  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Complete kitchen with all cooking gear, plates and silverware--just like your own home....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    Private use of your family and friends...moreless



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My Standard Rate
4 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning (1 time charge) $350
  • Wire In (outside USA) $16


ALL RATES INCLUDE TAXES and exclusive use of the Lodge. One-time cleaning fee is $350., tax included.

PLEASE NOTE that during the Christmas period, these is a 7-night minimum stay.

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Last updated: 01/09/2017
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85 Miles
Nearest Airport
Auckland (International)
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
State Highway 2
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Waihi Beach Restaurants (The Porch, Flat White,etc
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
Waihi Beach

Car: Recommended

Coromandel Activities and Walks

Karangahake Gorge Walk

There is such a lot of mining history in the gorge and a variety of walks The famous Windows Walk which takes you through old mines shafts Walking up one side of the river, across the swing bridge and down the other side learning about the mining histroy as you go. It is on State Highway 2 but cross a bridge and you are in another world. Lunch at Ohinemuri Winery after your walk.

Homunga - Waihi Beach Walk

This track can be tough in places, but rewarding for those who enjoy a bit more of a challenge.10km walk which takes you over farm land, along the rocky coast, past Orokawa Bay and on through bush to Waihi Beach. Spectacular in summer with the Pohutakawa trees in flower.

Orokawa Walkway

This relatively short walk takes you from the northern end of Waihi Beach to beautiful, secluded Orokawa Bay past spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean and Waihi Beach.

Black Hill Walkway

A short walk along the banks of the Ohinemuri River to Black Hill. Extensive views of Waihi, from the sea to the Karangahake Gorge. Recently opened rim walk around the open cast mine. . or there are many bush walks in the Kaimi Ranges.where you can visit the old Kauri dam sites or visit the kauri trees

Visit Tuhua (Mayor) Island

Helicopter ride out to Tuhua from Tuaranga, where your Maori guide will take you on a guided tour of the island and tell you about the history. Learn about the bush and bird life The island is a sanctuary and Kiwis have been released there This is a unique expereince with limited numbers of visitors each year.

Visit The Glow Worms

Take a guided kayak tour to Lake McLaren glow worms at dusk. Paddle into the evening and discover this wonderous unique and magical part of NZ There are glow worms in the canyon, in abundance. End the day with a BBQ

Martha Mine

An open cast mine in the middle of Waihi town. Actively being mined for gold and silver. Visit the Cornish Pump House, recently moved to sit at the top of the main street Take a 2 hour mine tour with a guide who will tell you all about mining in Waihi today. Visit the info centre where there is a display telling you about mining in the past.

The Waihi Museum

Is a nationally acknowledged treasure house of the mining, metallurgy and sociology of the region,

The Goldfields Railway

Starts from the historic station on Wrigley Street, running daily to the historic Waikino Station.

Waihi Beach

9 kilometres of white sand. It is a safe beach running south to Athenree. The north headland has a coastal walking track to Orokawa Bay, while the other, Bowentown – is the site of a fortified Maori pa.


Visit the hot natural mineral pools open daily 9am-7.30pm. (See Accommodation Section – Athenree Hot Springs & Holiday Park).

Victoria Battery

Site of the largest quartz-crushing plant in Australasia. See the underground ore kilns and tunnels.

Golf Courses

We have 6 within one hours drive from here, ranging from country courses to international standard


For children of all ages, there is Hobbiton, home of 'The Shire' in JRR Tolkien's wonderful novels. Movie set tours in this bucolic setting are available year-round. It's a bit of a drive (about 1.5 hours), but guests who have been there tell us it's worth it, even for parents!


Manager info

Year Purchased: 2013

About: My wife and I came down here for vacation in February 2013 and fell in love with Poets Corner Lodge. It is truly one of the most beautiful spots on the face of the earth. An inspiring sanctuary for enjoying the perfect getaway with family and friends for a holiday you will long remember.

Why Waihi Beach, New Zealand:
Well, just look at the photos and you will understand!

The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
One of the great things about New Zealand is that winter in the Northern Hemisphere is SUMMER in New Zealand, so if you want to get away from the cold in December, January, February, or March, you find Poets Corner is warm and comfortable (never hot, like many parts of Australia during the summer). Average high temps during the summer months are 75F/23-24 C. And getting here is easy- direct overnight flights Houston, LA, San Francisco or Vancouver, BC to Auckland, and from Auckland, the Lodge is an 1 hour and 42 minute drive on good highway.

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Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 01/09/2017

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  • Blue Pacific on a nice summer day.

    Blue Pacific on a nice summer day.

  • View from the entry through the atrium at night.

    View from the entry through the atrium at night.

  • The Lodge's beautiful open living plan- South view

    The Lodge's beautiful open living plan- South view

  • Patio view to the north (Major Island in the distance).

    Patio view to the north (Major Island in the distance).

  • Twilight-  looking North

    Twilight- looking North

  • View from the Spa all the way to Mount Maunganui

    View from the Spa all the way to Mount Maunganui

  • View to the central atrium an eveningtime

    View to the central atrium an eveningtime

  • Comfortable and cozy bedrooms.

    Comfortable and cozy bedrooms.

  • All bedrooms nicely appointed

    All bedrooms nicely appointed

  • Laundry and stoarge room

    Laundry and stoarge room

  • ...and this one!

    ...and this one!

  • The Shire (from Tolkien's books) is a fantasy made real.  A fun & easy day trip!

    The Shire (from Tolkien's books) is a fantasy made real. A fun & easy day trip!

  • The road up to paradise!

    The road up to paradise!

  • Fresh Ocean air!

    Fresh Ocean air!

  • North view

    North view

  • Twilight on the oceanside of the Lodge - looking South

    Twilight on the oceanside of the Lodge - looking South

  • Summer evening at dinner time- south view

    Summer evening at dinner time- south view

  • Dining area

    Dining area

  • View North

    View North

  • Each Bedroom has it's own Ensuite Bath

    Each Bedroom has it's own Ensuite Bath

  • Room with a forest view!

    Room with a forest view!

  • Love the way the sun rests on the sea in this picture.

    Love the way the sun rests on the sea in this picture.

  • Just a short drive to Waihi Beach- 9 km long!

    Just a short drive to Waihi Beach- 9 km long!

  • Tranquil evening after a late day storm

    Tranquil evening after a late day storm

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This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Monday, February 20, 2017

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